[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 49 (Monday, March 14, 2011)]
[Pages 13648-13649]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5786]



National Institutes of Health

Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Process Evaluation of the 
NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Program

    Summary: In compliance with the requirement of Section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity 
for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National 
Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institutes of Health 
(NIH), will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 

Proposed Collection

    Title: Process Evaluation of the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Program.
    Type of Information Collection Request: New.
    Need and Use of Information Collection: The proposed information 
collection is essential to the process evaluation of the NIH Roadmap 
Epigenomics Program. The process evaluation is a requirement of each 
awardee funded under the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Program. This 
participation requirement is stated in the program's Requests for 
    This evaluation study, a mixed-methods study which uses secondary 
source documentation and information from tracking and monitoring 
systems along with primary data to assess program process and progress, 
is non-experimental. The assessment is based on secondary source 
information, with primary source information collection added to 
augment the reliability and internal validity. The primary data 
collection uses information categories that genuinely tap added 
distinctions and opinions that relate to it to build the weight of 
evidence from first-hand sources and substantiate the initial 
hypotheses about the program phenomenon and its differences from a 
typical research portfolio of individual and insular projects.
    The synthesized results across primary and secondary data sources 
will provide critical insights on transformativeness of high-impact, 
trans-NIH programs and contribute important information about the 
synergies and collaborations in multi-component scientific research. It 
will also identify areas for program improvement and lessons learned 
that might be useful to other research programs of the Agency.
    To reduce response bias and to make the survey as accessible as 
possible to busy principal investigators, the survey will be Web-based.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Affected Public: Principal Investigators of the program at not-for-
profit institutions.
    Type of Respondents: Principal Investigators.
    The annual reporting burden is as follows:
    Estimated number of Respondents: 53.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Average Burden Hours Per Response: 0.33.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 17.49.
    The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at: $891.99.
    There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs and/or Maintenance 
Costs to report.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
                                                         Frequency of                              Annual burden
          Type of respondent               Number of     responses per  Average burden hours per       hours
                                          respondents     respondent            response             requested
Principal Investigators...............              53               1  0.33 (20 minutes).......           17.49

    Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the 
following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on those who are to 
respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    For Further Information Contact: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
instruments, contact Genevieve deAlmeida-Morris, PhD, M.P.H., Project 
Officer, Office of Science Policy and Communications, NIH/NIDA, NSC--
Neuroscience Center, 5229, 6001

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Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852 or call non-toll-free number 301-
594-6802 or e-mail your request including your address to: 
[email protected].
    Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60-days 
of the date of this publication.

     Dated: March 8, 2011.
Mary Affeldt,
Executive Officer (OM Director), NIDA.
[FR Doc. 2011-5786 Filed 3-11-11; 8:45 am]